Mark Chapter 1

Source: Majority Text

 The beginning of the Good News of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.

As it is written in the prophets,
“Behold, I send my messenger before your face,
who will prepare your way before you:
the voice of one crying in the wilderness,
‘Make ready the way of the Lord!
Make his paths straight!’ ”
John came baptizing in the wilderness and preaching the baptism of repentance for forgiveness of sins. All the country of Judea and all those of Jerusalem went out to him. They were baptized by him in the Jordan river, confessing their sins. John was clothed with camel’s hair and a leather belt around his waist. He ate locusts and wild honey. He preached, saying, “After me comes he who is mightier than I, the thong of whose sandals I am not worthy to stoop down and loosen. I baptized you in water, but he will baptize you in the Holy Spirit.”
In those days, Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 Immediately coming up from the water, he saw the heavens parting and the Spirit descending on him like a dove. 11 A voice came out of the sky, “You are my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased.”
12 Immediately the Spirit drove him out into the wilderness. 13 He was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted by Satan. He was with the wild animals; and the angels were serving him.
14 Now after John was taken into custody, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the Good News of God’s Kingdom, 15 and saying, “The time is fulfilled, and God’s Kingdom is at hand! Repent, and believe in the Good News.”
16 Passing along by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew, the brother of Simon, casting a net into the sea, for they were fishermen. 17 Jesus said to them, “Come after me, and I will make you into fishers for men.”
18 Immediately they left their nets, and followed him.
19 Going on a little further from there, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who were also in the boat mending the nets. 20 Immediately he called them, and they left their father, Zebedee, in the boat with the hired servants, and went after him.
21 They went into Capernaum, and immediately on the Sabbath day he entered into the synagogue and taught. 22 They were astonished at his teaching, for he taught them as having authority, and not as the scribes. 23 Immediately there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit, and he cried out, 24 saying, “Ha! What do we have to do with you, Jesus, you Nazarene? Have you come to destroy us? I know you who you are: the Holy One of God!”
25 Jesus rebuked him, saying, “Be quiet, and come out of him!”
26 The unclean spirit, convulsing him and crying with a loud voice, came out of him. 27 They were all amazed, so that they questioned among themselves, saying, “What is this? A new teaching? For with authority he commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him!” 28 The report of him went out immediately everywhere into all the region of Galilee and its surrounding area.
29 Immediately, when they had come out of the synagogue, they came into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30 Now Simon’s wife’s mother lay sick with a fever, and immediately they told him about her. 31 He came and took her by the hand and raised her up. The fever left her immediately, and she served them.
32 At evening, when the sun had set, they brought to him all who were sick and those who were possessed by demons. 33 All the city was gathered together at the door. 34 He healed many who were sick with various diseases and cast out many demons. He didn’t allow the demons to speak, because they knew him.
35 Early in the morning, while it was still dark, he rose up and went out, and departed into a deserted place, and prayed there. 36 Simon and those who were with him searched for him. 37 They found him and told him, “Everyone is looking for you.”
38 He said to them, “Let’s go elsewhere into the next towns, that I may preach there also, because I came out for this reason.” 39 He went into their synagogues throughout all Galilee, preaching and casting out demons.
40 A leper came to him, begging him, kneeling down to him, and saying to him, “If you want to, you can make me clean.”
41 Being moved with compassion, he stretched out his hand, and touched him, and said to him, “I want to. Be made clean.” 42 When he had said this, immediately the leprosy departed from him and he was made clean. 43 He strictly warned him and immediately sent him out, 44 and said to him, “See that you say nothing to anybody, but go show yourself to the priest and offer for your cleansing the things which Moses commanded, for a testimony to them.”
45 But he went out, and began to proclaim it much, and to spread about the matter, so that Jesus could no more openly enter into a city, but was outside in desert places. People came to him from everywhere.


Source: Traditional Text

 The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God;  As it is written in the prophets: "Behold, I send my messenger before your face, which shall prepare your way before you.  The voice of one yelling in the wilderness, Prepare the way of the Lord, make his paths straight.  John did baptize in the wilderness, and preach the baptism of repentance for the remission of sins."  And there went out to him all the land of Judea, and they of Jerusalem, and were all baptized by him in the river of Jordan, confessing their sins.  And John was clothed with camel’s hair, and with a belt of skin around his loins; and he ate locusts and wild honey;  And preached, saying: "There comes one mightier than I after me, of whom I am not fit to bow down and untie the strap of his sandals.  I indeed have baptized you with water: but he will baptize you with the Holy Ghost."  And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10  And immediately coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens opened, and the Spirit like a dove descending upon him: 11  And there came a voice from heaven, saying: "You are my beloved Son, in whom I am well pleased." 12  And immediately the Spirit cast him into the wilderness. 13  And he was there in the wilderness forty days, tempted of Satan; and was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered unto him. 14  Now after that John was put in prison, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of the kingdom of God, 15  And saying: "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent, and believe the gospel." 16  Now as he walked by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew his brother casting a net into the sea: for they were fishermen. 17  And Jesus said to them: "Follow me, and I will make you to become fishers of men." 18  And immediately they forsook their nets, and followed him. 19  And when he had gone a little further from there, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the boat mending their nets. 20  And immediately he called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants, and went after him. 21  And they went into Capernaum; and at once on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue, and taught. 22  And they were astonished at his doctrine: for he taught them as one that had authority, and not like the scribes. 23  And there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, 24  Saying: "Let us alone; what have we to do with you, you Jesus of Nazareth? Have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God." 25  And Jesus rebuked him, saying: "Be halted, and come out of him." 26  And then the unclean spirit threw him into a spasm, cried with a loud voice, and he came out of him. 27  And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying: "What thing is this? what new doctrine is this? for with authority he commands the unclean spirits, and they do obey him." 28  And instantly his fame spread abroad throughout all the region around Galilee. 29  And directly, when they came out of the synagogue, they entered into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30  But Simon’s wife’s mother lay sick of a fever, and immediately they told him of her. 31  And he came and took her by the hand, and lifted her up; and instantly the fever left her, and she served them. 32  And that evening, when the sun did set, they brought to him all that were diseased, and them that were possessed with devils. 33  And all the city was gathered together at the door. 34  And he healed many that were sick of various diseases, and cast out many devils; and did not permit the devils to speak, because they knew him. 35  And in the morning, rising up a great while before daytime, he went out, and went into a solitary place, and there he prayed. 36  And Simon and they that were with him followed after him. 37  And when they had found him, they said to him: "Everyone is looking for you." 38  And he said to them: "Let's go into the small towns, that I may preach there also: for this is why I came." 39  And he preached in their synagogues throughout all Galilee, and cast out devils. 40  And there came a leper to him, begging him, and kneeling down to him, and saying to him: "If you are willing, you can make me clean." 41  And Jesus, moved with compassion, put forth his hand, and touched him, and said to him: "I am willing; be clean." 42  And as soon as he had spoken, immediately the leprosy left him, and he was cleansed. 43  And he instantly charged him, and shortly sent him away; 44  And said to him: "See that you say nothing to any man: but go your way, show yourself to the priest, and make an offering for your cleansing those things which Moses commanded, for a testimony to them." 45  But he went out, and began to proclaim it a lot, and to spread abroad the matter, so much that Jesus couldn't openly enter the city, but went outside into desert places: and all the multitude came to him from every quarter.

Source: Modern Critical Text

The beginning of the gospel of Jesus Christ, the Son of God.
Even as it is written in Isaiah the prophet:
"Behold, I send my messenger before your face,
Who will prepare your way;
The voice of one crying in the wilderness,
Make ready the way of the Lord,
Make his paths straight;"
John came, who baptized in the wilderness and preached the baptism of repentance for the forgiveness of sins. And there all the country of Judea went out to him, and those of Jerusalem; and they were baptized by him in the river Jordan, confessing their sins. And John was clothed with camel’s hair, and had a leather belt around his loins, and ate locusts and wild honey. And he preached, saying: "There is coming after me he that is mightier than I, and I am not qualified to stoop down and untie the strap of his sandals. I baptized you in water; but he will baptize you in the Holy Spirit."
And it came to pass in those days, that Jesus came from Nazareth of Galilee, and was baptized by John in the Jordan. 10 And immediately coming up out of the water, he saw the heavens being opened, and the Spirit as a dove descending upon him: 11 and a voice came out of the heavens: "You are my beloved Son, in you I am well pleased."
12 And instantly the Spirit drove him out into the wilderness. 13 And he was in the wilderness forty days tempted of Satan; and he was with the wild beasts; and the angels ministered to him.
14 Now after John was imprisoned, Jesus came into Galilee, preaching the gospel of God, 15  saying: "The time is fulfilled, and the kingdom of God is at hand: repent, and believe in the gospel."
16 And passing along by the sea of Galilee, he saw Simon and Andrew the brother of Simon casting a net in the sea; for they were fishermen. 17 And Jesus said to them: "Follow me, and I will make you to become fishers of men." 18 And immediately they left the nets, and followed him. 19 And going on a little further, he saw James the son of Zebedee, and John his brother, who also were in the boat mending the nets. 20 And in a short time he called them: and they left their father Zebedee in the boat with the hired servants, and went after him.
21 And they went into Capernaum; and shortly on the sabbath day he entered into the synagogue and taught. 22 And they were astonished at his teaching: for he taught them as one having authority, and not like the scribes. 23 And directly there was in their synagogue a man with an unclean spirit; and he cried out, 24 saying: "What have we to do with you, Jesus the Nazarene? have you come to destroy us? I know who you are, the Holy One of God." 25 And Jesus rebuked him, saying: "Be quiet, and come out of him." 26 And the unclean spirit, convulsed him, cried out with a loud voice, and came out of him. 27 And they were all amazed, insomuch that they questioned among themselves, saying: "What is this? a new teaching! with authority he commands even the unclean spirits, and they obey him." 28 And the report of him went out in a short time everywhere into all the region around Galilee.
29 And immediately, when they came out of the synagogue, they went into the house of Simon and Andrew, with James and John. 30 Now Simon’s wife’s mother lay sick of a fever; and immediately they told him of her: 31 and he came and took her by the hand, and raised her up; and the fever left her, and she served them.
32 And in the evening, when the sun set, they brought to him all that were sick, and them that were possessed with demons. 33 And all the city was gathered together at the door. 34 And he healed many that were sick with various diseases, and cast out many demons; and he did not permit the demons to speak, because they knew him.
35 And in the morning, a great while before day, he rose up and went out, and departed into a deserted place, and there prayed. 36 And Simon and they that were with him followed after him; 37 and they found him, and said to him: "Everyone is seeking you." 38 And he said to them: "Let's go elsewhere into the neighboring villages, that I may preach there also; for to this end I came." 39 And he went into their synagogues throughout all Galilee, preaching and casting out demons.
40 And there came to him a leper, begging him, and kneeling down to him, and saying to him: "If you will, you can make me clean." 41 And being moved with compassion, he stretched forth his hand, and touched him, and said to him: "I will; be made clean." 42 And immediately the leprosy left him, and he was made clean. 43 And he sternly warned him, and in a short time after, sent him out, 44 and said to him: "See that you say nothing to any man: but go show yourself to the priest, and offer for your cleansing the things which Moses commanded, for a testimony to them." 45 But he went out, and began to preach many things, and to spread abroad the matter, insomuch that Jesus could no more openly enter into a city, but went outside into desert places: and they came to him from every quarter.

All three of these texts are updates that come from Public Domain sources. The Majority Text Translation comes from the World English Bible with Deuterocanon. The Traditional Text Translation comes from the King James Version + Apocrypha. And the Modern Critical Text Translation comes from the American Standard Version.

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